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DirectX 11.0

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The indispensable multimedia tool for Windows meets it eleventh version

By Jane Middleburg

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just before the announcement of the next version of DirectX, this edition of the Microsoft’s masterpiece just fulfills its commitments. DirectX 11 offers high quality graphics in a completely new environment. It is indispensable software for all kind of work in Windows since it provides all the elements necessary for multimedia. This means that, without DirectX, you wouldn’t be able to play music, video and even games, since these multimedia files run thanks to the tools that are included in this programming interface. This update is necessary for running the latest games with the latest technologies such as tessellation that help to optimize your hardware up to the limit without having to spend more money on your equipment.

Thanks to these tools 3D modelling has been sharply improved. Taking a look at the different images and tech demos, you can tell that these new technique are really good. According to Microsoft, this DirectX 11 version does not only improve high-end graphic cards, but also those that are not so powerful. In this sense, even older computer will be able to move some advanced games in case they meet the proper specifications for that. Enjoy your high quality graphics thanks to this Microsoft API.

Pros

  • Advanced graphic techniques for 3D modelling
  • It makes the most of your video card

Cons

  • It does not perform any miracles with your GPU
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DirectX 11: A breakthrough in graphics technology tochange the way you game!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Monday, March 9, 2015

As we know, DirectX 10 was a total failure due to the resource eating algorithm and lack of significant tweak in graphics quality. This made Microsoft rethink about their existing graphics technology, and develop a hassle free environment which supports both Vista and 7. Thus, we got DirectX 11, which is absolutely a breakthrough in gaming technology. Here, I’m dissecting DX11 in this review… Keep reading!

Pros:

• Hardware tessellation: Tessellation simply means the basic shapes out of which each 3D shape is made. It is mostly triangles. DX11 can divide each triangle into smaller one without consuming too much system resource, and thus provide smoother and crispier graphics.

• DX11 supports multithread, and thereby utilizing a multi-core CPU at its best. A desirable change for notebook and laptop users

• DirectCompute for optimum performance and added efficiency. It’s a technology just like the CUDA tech of NVIDIA

Cons:

• Still, workload isn’t well divided within the cores

Verdict:

DirectX 11 is a tremendous breakthrough in gaming, which facilitates top notch graphics from limited resources. It is definitely a boon for mobile CPU devices like laptops and notebooks. With improved tessellation handling and better multi-core usage, it is born to be a hit! I give it 8.6 out of 10!

Pros

  • Direct Compute technology for enhanced efficiency
  • Tessellation tweaks for crispy textures
  • Better multi-core usage compared to DirectX 10

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  • Still, workload isn't well divided within the cores
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Providing a More Advanced and Immersive Gaming Experience than Ever Before

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, August 1, 2014

The release of DirectX 11 is much to the delight of many gamers worldwide. It is not a secret that it is the software behind the immersive sound effects and eye-popping 3D visuals in many PC games today. It is the graphics technology fueling majority of impressive games we play today. At the same time, for many sound card and video card manufacturers today, this latest version enabled them to add advanced effects and features to their products. DirectX 11 features many improvements. Developed to be more efficient, it provides power for current multi-core processors, and support for stylish texturing techniques and shading. As a result, it provides smoother 3D animation, and more lifelike and nuanced graphics than before. Aside from adding new graphical effects, DirectX has incorporated many APIs including Direct3D, DirectSound, and DirectDraw in different editions. Each API fulfills a different function to convey complete multimedia experience in Windows environments. There are some characteristics from earlier versions that have been incorporated in to one element or altogether removed.

Pros

  • Provides power for current multi-core processors
  • Supports stylish texturing techniques and shading

Cons

  • Only for Windows 7 and up OS users only
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • play minecraft i hope so i can biuld a gient house and then make a city oh and to help me design all my inventions before i get them pattened

  • for playing games and having fun with my friends i really think this program is best for installing games so that iis the reason why am i dowloading in it

  • i am going to use directx 11 to solve the many error messages displayed while starting any of the games on my windows 7 professional computer

  • to improve my gaming experience and because it is the best software to use on my windows 7 ultimate x64 bit machine. direct x11 wil help indeed

  • Playing a game called dead by daylight which requires this software to run the stupid game it really sucks that i have to go through this much trouble.

What similar programs have you used?
  • directx 9.3 end time and adobe reader with game changer and graphics converter with microsoft visual and all of it does not work so i try one

  • thank you for giving me latest version of direct x 11 i want it because my games were not so good and playing was not so fun so thanks once again

  • Adobe,corel draw,photoshop,dream weaver,acrobat reader,flash,power point,microsoft office,,vlc media playe,KM player,splash,google chrome.

  • directX 8 IN 2013K . AS A GAMING KID I WANT TOPLAY LATEST GAMESS BUT GAMES HAVE SUCH GRAPHICS THAT MY COMPUTER DONT RUN PROPERLY SO I DOWNLOAD

  • i have used many softwares like tera copy , format factory . vlc media player sound driver intel chipset touch pad pc camera driver pack s

What do you like most about this program?
  • its a very nice software for game it has resolved issue for any game related every one enjoy that this is awesome try once please it would be great

  • performance is better with screensaver also for gaming and it would be best on my laptop to improve lots of different things when i need to use

  • excellent. i like it to help me use other applications in my laptop. this is very helpful for all of us using our computers. congratulations to php nuke software share web. thank you

  • yes i like thus program and my best softwere thi is and downod my this and tis softeree apl hallp he apnakaro ga to kon kara ga hanku for th

  • helps with music apps, some of the application require latest version to run. so i need to install it i dont know why i have to write so much for this

Review

DirectX is a free API (application programming interface) collection developed by Microsoft. Designed to enable the highest quality for multimedia content using Windows systems, it is targeted for games use. Testing has shown that the latest version,DirectX 11 sharply increases graphics performance, reproducing high-quality graphics on Windows-based computers.

In order to take advantage of the new updated multi-thread processors and powerful graphic cards, there are new features included in this software. DirectX utilizes advanced graphical techniques such as bump-mapping and tessellation, which take models made with triangles and divide them into small parts. This way, 3D models are made more complex, assisted by the processor, without wasting resources in the process. This tessellation technique can be applied to all elements within a graphic environment, thus realizing the claims of the main graphic card manufacturers.

DirectX includes advanced graphical techniques such as tessellation and bump-mapping

Thanks to the new multi-threaded CPU, the multiple instructions of APIs are optimized for running many processes simultaneously without a bottleneck, though this depends on your hardware´s capacity. DirectX 11 has the high quality jump that DirectX 9 and 10 could not achieve due to hardware and operating system limitations. According to the latest tests, hardware usage has been optimized, with performance increased by 20% .

Several APIs in one package

Besides adding new graphical effects such as bump and displacement mapping, DirectX includes many APIs such as DirectSound, DirectDraw or Direct3D in different editions. Each component fulfills a different function in order to bring a complete multimedia experience to Windows environments and even multi-player features through an Internet connection. For example, DirectSound is one of the main components of DirectX that uses your hardware in order to offer advanced audio and video quality.

Some characteristics from previous editions have been removed or incorporated in to one element. For this reason, the update to the last version of DirectX is highly recommendable. The updated tools provide a proper hardware acceleration for low-end compatible graphic cards that enhance the operations with multimedia editors and players. This feature is enabled by the creation of DirectCompute, which enhances GPU processes.

An example of tessellation in a racing game
An example of tessellation in a racing game

DirectX 11.0 Features

Check out the main features of DirectX before downloading:

  • DirectCompute takes advantage of the low-end graphic processors, offering better results than similar software
  • Enhanced functionalities with multi-threaded processors allow developers to increase the performance of games and visual applications
  • New advanced graphic techniques like tessellation help producers save resources, driving operations to the computer’s multi-core CPU and enabling improved rendering
  • Especially designed for supporting advanced video and audio applications, with high quality results
  • Includes many different APIs like DirectX Media which accelerates content from web browsers or video player applications

For more information about DirectX before downloading, feel free to check the

Enhanced character modelling
Enhanced character modelling

System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements for downloading this essential component to your computer:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 for recent versions or later
  • Processor: 1GHz CPU or faster
  • Memory: 1GB RAM for 32-bit version or 2GB for 64-bit
  • HDD: 1 MB free space
  • GPU compatible